Wines that have got 3,5 NJP of 5,0 NJP, part 3 of 3 (08-02-2021)

Only the wines that still have aging potential (the largest majority of the wines here) and the few others that have no aging potential but are still in really good condition to drink are shown here. This applies regardless of the year in which the wine/wines was/were tasted. Note that if some wine has aging potential, it appears from the wine's description.

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Tommasi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2012 (29 EUR in Sweden) red dry blend wine, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 3,5 NJP of 5,0 NJP (85 points of 100 points) (07-11-2015 by Nenad Jelisic)

A really good Amarone and one of the best I have tasted from Tommasi in recent years. Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012 consists of 50% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 15% Corvinone and 5% Oseleta. The special feature of the Amarone wines is that their grapes go through so-called appassimento process, the process during which the grapes are dried for 100-120 days. The grapes for this wine have been dried for 120 days. The drying makes the water content of the grapes to decrease and the sugar content, the concentration and the flavour richness of the grapes to increase. The wine had been aged in 3,500 litres Croatian oak barrels for 30 months before was bottled. Spicy, concentrated, flavourful and tannic. But it must be added that the tannins are well integrated with the wine's other components and that they do not feel at all obtrusive. What the smell (the nose) and the taste (the palate) have in common are candied black cherry, sweet tobacco, sweet spices, milk chocolate, vanilla and ripe prunes. In addition to all of that, one can find raisins and blackberries in the taste (on the palate). The wine is wonderful moderately sweet and tannic and the wine's aftertaste lives long in the mouth. Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012 will age well up to eight years i.e. up to 2023. It should be drunk from large Bordeaux glasses, but before that it should be aired at least 90 minutes. Parmesan, Grana Padano, Västerbotten cheese, Cheddar, grilled entrecote with potato gratin, reindeer stew with buttery mashed potatoes (or jasmine rice) and rich Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Bourguignon) are recommended to the wine. It should be drunk at 18-19°C.

 

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